Recent Data Breaches in the News

AMD Is Investigating a Potential Data Breach Allegedly Caused by Weak Passwords

June 30, 2022 | Gizmodo

AMD is investigating a potential data breach by a new data-extortion cybercrime group called RansomHouse, according to a report from Restore Privacy.

California DOJ data breach exposes personal information of all concealed carry permit holders across state

June 29, 2022 | NBC News

The names, addresses and license types of all concealed carry permit holders in California were exposed after the state Department of Justice suffered a data breach, authorities said Tuesday.

A security breach of Fitness app Strava allowed unidentified operatives to spy on Israeli military’s movements, report says

June 27, 2022 | Yahoo Finance

An alleged Strava security breach allowed unidentified operatives to spy on Israeli military members, according to a watchdog group.

CafePress Fined $500,000 After Massive Data Breach

June 27, 2022 | Info Security

A leading US regulator has fined CafePress half a million dollars following a 2019 data breach that impacted 23 million customers.

Report: Ransomware attacks cost schools more than $3.5 billion last year

June 24, 2022 | Fast Company

Many high-profile ransomware attacks, like last year’s assault on Colonial Pipeline by DarkSide, have focused on corporations. But the bad actors behind those digital assaults don’t limit themselves to the business world. They also appear to be targeting schools.

Conti Group Compromised 40 Firms in Just One Month

June 24, 2022 | Info Security

Prolific ransomware group Conti managed to breach 40 victim organizations in a rapid-fire campaign over the course of just a few weeks, according to new research from Group-IB.

11 hospitals, health systems that experienced data breaches in June

June 23, 2022 | Becker's Hospital Review

Several health systems have reported data breach incidents that have compromised patient data and IT systems during June.

South Carolina joins multistate settlement in Carnival Cruise Line data breach

June 23, 2022 | WIS News

South Carolina joined 45 other states in a settlement against Carnival Cruise Line in relation to a 2019 data breach. The Florida based company agreed to pay $1.25 million in the settlement. South Carolina will receive $20,500.21 from the action.

Hackers stole Social Security numbers in Flagstar data breach affecting 1.5 million customers

June 22, 2022 | TechCrunch

Flagstar Bank, one of the largest financial service providers in the United States, has notified more than 1.5 million customers of a data breach in which Social Security numbers were stolen — its second incident in two years.

Canada’s Desjardins Settles Data Breach Lawsuit for $155M

June 21, 2022 | BankInfoSecurity

Canadian financial services cooperative Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement with multiple plaintiffs to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit. The breach, which was publicly disclosed in June 2019, involved a "malicious" insider stealing and selling personal details for 4.2 million active customers of the credit union group.

New Android Trojan Targets Financial Institutions, Customers

June 21, 2022 | GovInfoSecurity

A new strain of Android malware is targeting online banking customers and financial institutions, cybersecurity researchers at F5 Labs say.

2 Texas Hospitals Infected With Malicious Code May Face PHI Exposure

June 21, 2022 | Health IT Security

Texas-based Baptist Medical Center and Resolute Health Hospital informed an undisclosed number of patients that its network was infected with malicious code, potentially resulting in protected health information (PHI) exposure.

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